University of Wisconsin–Madison
Area Health Education Centers
Area Health Education Centers

Health Career Camp Counselors

Job Description and Application Instructions

Camp counselors receive room and board, as well as a stipend. Counselors report for orientation on Sunday and assist through camp dismissal on Thursday evening).

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the students on outings to hospitals/clinics/schools etc., keeping them on time, reminding them to act professionally etc.
  • Interacting with students, answering questions, developing a trusting relationship with students
  • Making presentations to campers about your experiences (choosing the right college, how to study for college tests, etc.)
  • Attending all scheduled activities and supervising students during these activities
  • Assisting with team building activities on the first day
  • Staying in dorms with students, enforcing curfews, providing nightly activities
  • Basic first aid if necessary
  • Assisting with camp set up on Sunday before campers arrive
  • Assisting with registration and orientation activities
  • Co-leading daily check-in meetings
  • Transportation assistance: Madison, Lakeshore, LaCrosse – act as driver (mini-vans are used to transport students; counselors will need valid driver authorization.) Fox Valley – help usher students on and off of buses

How to apply:

To apply for a counselor position at a Health Careers Camp, send the following information to the camp director of the camp you are interested in:

  • Completed online application (links are specific to each camp)
  • Two letters of reference (references can be from a college instructor, school representative, and/or employer)
  • Your resume

Opportunities in 2017

Northwest AHEC Region

Hudson Area Camp
June 12 – June 15
Link to application and more information
Camp Director: Brad Gingras
bgingras@nwwisconsinahec.org
715-413-1573

North Central AHEC Region

UW-Stevens Point Camp
July 9 – July 12
Link to application and more information
Camp Director: Christina Patrin
cpatrin@nahec-wi.org
715-849-2432

Northeastern AHEC Region

Fox Valley Area Camp
June 25 – June 29
Lakeshore Area Camp
July 16 – July 20
Link to applications and more information
Camp Director: Brenda Birringer
brendab@newahec.org
920-652-0238

Scenic Rivers AHEC Region

UW-La Crosse Camp
June 18 – June 21
UW-Platteville Camp
June 25 – June 28
Link to applications and more information
Camp Director: Bob Matysik
bmatysik@scenicriversahec.org
608-487-5252

South Central AHEC Region

Edgewood College Camp
June 18 – June 22
Link to application
Camp Director: Kari Steck
karijsteck@gmail.com
608-445-9477